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Swedish Damallsvenskan champions Kopparbergs / Goteborg will return to defend their title just days after it was announced that they would cease operations of the first team due to financial problems.
Despite winning their first league title just a couple of months ago, the club announced that the first team would be disbanded and that only youth teams up to the Under-19 level would play under the club’s name.
However, WTOP reports that Goteborg be Now they are defending their title again after a resounding response to the announcement that the team would no longer be there.
The club has been financially backed by the Kopparbergs brewery, known for its cider throughout Europe, since 2003, however the decision to disband is understood to be due to the fact that they felt they could no longer compete with the financial influence offered by the likes. Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
When the announcement was made, it was understood that the team had received a number of offers from potential investors.
However, the club has insisted that their long-term future has not changed and it remains to be seen whether they will receive the financial backing they need to compete in the years to come.
Despite casting doubt on where the future of the club may lie, or indeed if it will exist, Kopparbergs / Goteborg have gone so far as to confirm that they will return for next season, and somewhat more promisingly they also hinted at a number of possible futures. investors. The list included individuals, companies, and various other soccer teams.
Goteborg recently reached the knockout stages of the Champions League before being eliminated by Manchester City. Despite being recently crowned league champions for the first time, they have three Swedish Cup wins to their name and have featured some stellar players, including American forward Christen Press.